"I feel for you John. I once had a 1953 GMC pickup with similar wiring under the back end. About a dozen short pieces of different colored, and different sizes of house hold extension cord twisted together. Rewire is the only real solution. If you…"
"John, I tend to get things Bassackwards sometimes. I just left a reply to your call for help with your electrical problem on your Mallard. I should have read your blog beforehand. Anyway, please forgive and disregard anything that doesn't…"
"Hi John, A word of caution! DO Not bypass the offending fuse in any way. This could cause a fire and burn your rig to the ground. Cancel the trip until you find the problem.
I believe you have a short somewhere relative to your brake pedal…"
"Very well done indeed. Congrats on the completion if that is where you're at on this project. May I ask how long it took til this point? Nice job on the photo recording & story, and thanks for sharing as well."
I'm not an electrician but I do know that it can give you grief if you don't follow standard troubleshooting steps. I've added a link I believe will be helpful to you as you try to resolve this problem.…"
I can't fix a thing unless I do a bit of reading to give me an idea of where to start, and that is usually the costly mistake we make by just replacing things that might be causing the problem. By not actually testing and finding the…"
"If you already have the squirrel cage fan you might try cutting a piece of 1/4" plywood that will block one of the openings in the side of the trailer. Cut the wood so you can seal the edges with duct tape enough to hold it in place and support…"
"DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT bypass the fuseable link with a direct wire. If the link is bad, find out why it went bad. It is a safety device to prevent a fire when a short in the ignition system occurs. If you replace it with a direct wire, without…"
"Hey, Gary a rebuilt on it would be a great "old school" project! Love engines we can work on without a darn computer. You could probably get some great performance out of a rebuild with your own cam, carb and header choices.
"Thanks for the warm welcome Pat, and I'm glad to hear you and yours are doing OK after the wreck you had. I hope you can get back into another rig and back on the road again sometime soon.
My rig was such a sweet deal that I couldn't pass…"
Hey, Gary a rebuilt on it would be a great "old school" project! Love engines we can work on without a darn computer. You could probably get some great performance out of a rebuild with your own cam, carb and header choices.
Man, that would be FUN!
Take good care.
Gettin itchy foot.... gotta get down the road in an rv soon!!
See you live in paradise... it's 45 degrees here at the cabin and i have to winterize everything this week so it doesn't turn into an icecycle. Speakin of cycles... yours looks pretty cool. Always like the idea of a camper like yours and either an iron horse mounted on back or towed.
Give use a holler if there's anything we can give you are 2cents worth on your restoration. Some good tips alreayd in our Forums and folks individual blogs on restoring vintage and classic campers... which is THE way to go as far as we are concerned.
By the way, you might also like some of the DRY CAMPING links like Cowboys daily blog on his rvs and motorcycle and maybe also Jims Videos of runnin his sand rails and various other toys just south of you at Glamis.
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